Virtual Assistant Portfolio and Journal of my Personal Adventures
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Hey there! I am Christine. I have a full time job in a university but, I am into blogging as a form of diversion from the stressful work environment. Most of the time, I share my personal adventures and misadventures here in my blog. I love writing and I believe that learning is a never ending process. My full time work entails me to do research-related tasks. I am also a part time online research assistant, article writer, blogger, and psychological test developer. I am an independent contractor on oDesk so, if you
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My passport was overdue for renewal which I should have done last June 2011. Good thing there is no penalty in renewing Philippine passports otherwise, I'll probably be paying buckets of money for the delay. With all the "modernization" efforts in the different government agencies, I can say that I am on neutral grounds. We all know that upgrades with government agencies and infrastructures also equate to people making some adjustments or sacrifices err, hassle.
It was my first time to go to DFA-Aseana in Macapal Blvd. I actually didn't know how to commute going there. After a few internet research, I was sure of one thing and that is to go to SM Mall of Asia and take it from there.
So, here's how I got to DFA-Aseana Macapagal Blvd:
1. From Buendia, I hopped onto the orange jeepneys going to SM MOA.
2. From SM MOA, I walked a bit towards the bus loading and unloading area.
3. There are buses with signboard "MIA and DFA", get on that bus. It costs Php 1…
Finally, I can update my blog after an unforgettable backpacker's trip with my office friends. Last April 18 to 21, we experienced our much awaited trip to Boracay. Originally, we were only aiming to set foot at Boracay but, our beloved Accountant volunteered to tour us around her hometown since she will be going on vacation on the same dates. So, our Boracay escapade was upgraded into Antique-Boracay route. Here are the details of our tour. . . Day 00 - April 18 (Friday) At 5pm right on the dot, we all stepped out of our offices and headed to Batangasport to make it on time for the 9pm departure. However, due to the large volume of 2go passengers, our ETD was delayed and we were able to leave the port at around past 10pm (I cannot remember exactly). It was my second time to ride 2go but I was shocked that couples, families, group of students and all sorts or people filled up the waiting area at Batangas port. The good thing about sailing during summer is that, the sea was more calm…
I was fortunate enough to join a workshop slash short weekend getaway last March 29-30 (Saturday to Sunday). It was at Baserri de Lipa in Batangas. Baserri is actually a Spanish word "cesario vasco" or a kind of stone-built housebarn farmhouse. No wonder the place was called Baserri de Lipa because it was indeed like a farmhouse or vacaion house. The place was surrounded by coconut trees and mountain view. There were swimming pools, chapel and restaurant. It can be a great place for holding celebrations such as wedding, birthday party, family reunion, or just a weekend getaway.
For our group, we were around 20 persons and accommodated in one big house with a private pool. The house had a very pleasant ambiance designed with wooden and native furniture. The two-storey house we stayed in had three rooms. One room at the ground floor and two rooms on the second floor. I was assigned at the masters bedroom which can fit like 10 to 15 persons with one big bathroom and a veranda…